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Provisions Relating to Timberland

Chapter 6.7. Timberland*

Article 2. Timberland Production Zones

Section 51115.1

51115.1. Presumption; parcels zoned as timberland production.(a) The zoning of a parcel pursuant to this chapter shall give rise to a presumption that timber operations, as defined in Section 4527 of the Public Resources Code, may reasonably be expected to and will occur on that parcel.

(b) The Legislature hereby declares that the enactment of this section is intended to make clear that the zoning of a parcel pursuant to this chapter is an indication that timber operations are expected to occur on that parcel at a future date. The Legislature further declares that this section is not intended and shall not be construed as altering any substantive or procedural requirement of Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 4511) of Part 2 of Division 4 of the Public Resources Code, or of any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto.

History.—Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1418, in effect January 1, 1983.

* Chapter 6.7 was added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 176, p. 305, in effect May 24, 1976. Secs. 20 and 21 thereof provided no payment by state to local governments because of this act.

† Article 2 heading was amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1489, in effect January 1, 1983.